Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Free ALCS Preview

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The New York Yankees are set to host the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship. The visiting Astros currently hold a 2-1 series lead, and the action will be nationally televised on Fox Sports One. This game gets underway 8:08 p.m. ET.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Odds

The right-handed Zack Greinke is the probable starter for the visiting Stros. Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA) has recorded 187 strikeouts in 208.2 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA against New York this year (two starts).

The Yankees are countering with Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45 ERA). Tanaka has 149 strikeouts and 40 walks, along with a 1.24 WHIP. Tanaka is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA over two starts against Houston this year.

With a team slash line of .217/.287/.373, the Astros have produced 3.3 runs per game through eight postseason outings. New York is hitting .255/.349/.447 and the team has managed 5.5 runs in this year’s playoffs.

The Yankees bullpen (9.3 K/9) has registered a postseason ERA of 2.20 and a WHIP of 1.08, while Astros relievers (10.4 K/9) have performed significantly worse with a 4.43 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.

Houston’s offense has been paced by Michael Brantley. Brantley is hitting .308/.368/.494 with 23 home runs, 91 RBIs and 92 runs scored.

DJ LeMahieu has helped lead the Yankees’ offense this year with 27 home runs, 106 RBIs and 117 runs scored.

The Astros just took the previous game in the series by a score of four runs to one.

Astros vs. Yankees Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Houston has logged 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Astros have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 17 over their last 10.
  • The Astros have a team OPS of .843 this season and an OPS of .824 against right-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .829 overall and .817 against righties.
  • Houston has posted 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 15.2 over its last five.